2018 Ajola Bianco #2
Ajola is a collaboration between Jacopo and Trisha, a small farm located between Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, in the hills between Orvieto and Bolsena.
The soil is volcanic, comprised mainly of sandy loam and rich in organic matter. All the parcels have an easterly exposition and sit 440 metres above sea level.
From the outset the approach has been to farm organically and understand the traditions of growing grapes in this region. Minimum amounts of copper and sulphur are used to treat the vines and various herbal teas are integrated to boost their health.
The Bianco is a wine that sees 20 days of maceration on skins and is left in chestnut barrels for almost a year. The nose is reminiscent of candied fruit, apricot, orange zest. In the mouth it has a amazing structure, length, freshness, acidity. All the good things.